Fort Standard, a design studio based in New York created Balancing Blocks, an homage to
a timeless form of entertainment for all ages; the classic wooden stacking block toy.
These sculptural blocks are reminiscent of Isamu Noguchi's iconic sculptures in stone.
Stack them up, knock them down, create and break down cities and miniature worlds.
The possibilities are limited only by your own imagination.
A beautiful and very unique gift idea for creative kids of all ages; yes, that includes you!
Compete or partner up with Balancing Blocks to build structures while focusing on height, gravity defying balance and style. Ten hardwood game pieces finished in non-toxic white or primary colors offer a vintage look through fun contemporary forms.
Balance these ten faceted stone-size shapes to create your own sculpture. Tumbled in a water-based paint, and packaged in a cotton drawstring bag.
Harry Allen is an award-winning interior and industrial designer.
Harry Allen designed a number of successful retail interiors throughout the United States and Asia.
As a product designer he has worked for a very impressive group of clients, and received numerous awards.
Harry Allen created several items for Areaware including the Hand Hook, Peanut Bowl, Roller Stop and Pig Bank.
Fort Standard is a young contemporary design studio
founded by Gregory Buntain and Ian Collings. Their
collaborative work is a fusion of craft-based backgrounds
and a progressive design approach which pairs timeless
materials with modern day process. Often using traditional
methods of production in new ways, the designers have
developed a unique form language rooted in simplicity and
functionality. Their attention to detail, connections
and materiality generate value through design in what Buntain and Collings describe as a "warm-contemporary" aesthetic